My travel and accommodation expenses for July 2012 were as follows:

Hotels – I stayed 8 nights in hotels in London with a total cost of £833, average cost £104 per night compared to a limit of £150.

Train fares – I made 3 single journeys  to/from London with total cost of £99, average return journey cost of £66. The maximum claim per return  journey under the rules is £146. The journeys were all standard class except one advance first class fare.

Tube fares – £13

Car parking at East Midlands parkway station – £51

Mileage claim – £57

I claimed for one taxi from East Midlands Airport to East Midlands Parkway station. The cost was £12.35. This was due to a return flight from Belfast on Northern Ireland Affairs committee business. There is no bus link.

The full details of the claims are published by IPSA.